The Regional Environmental Council will once again be coordinating Earth Day Cleanups on Saturday, April 18, from 8:00am-noon.
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the Volunteer Application.
If you are interested in becoming a site coordinator, please call Hanh at the REC at 508-799-9139 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As longtime readers know, this will be my eighth (!!!) year coordinating the God’s Acre/Swan Avenue site for Earth Day cleanups. (It will also be our third year holding cleanups on Sherer Trail.)
I haven’t posted pictures of our cleanups for a few years, because it’s not as impressive (trash-wise) as once it was.
It was always our goal to have the cleanups get to a point where just a few folks can maintain the site a few times a year, and that’s where we’re at right now. Through the help of the REC, GWLT, dozens of volunteers, and Superior Waste & Recycling, we have turned this area from one of the more notorious dumping grounds in the city to a mostly clean area that hikers can enjoy.
Thanks to everyone who got us to this point!
Consider Becoming a Site Coordinator
I’d also like to encourage folks to consider becoming a site coordinator.
Four years ago, I wrote a short guide to beginning cleanups in your neighborhood, and I’ve listed some additional tips here and here. If this sounds like something you’d like to do, call or email the REC. If you have questions about how the process works, comment on this post or send me an email.
As always, I appreciate the work of the REC, the city, and others in organizing these cleanups, and the enormous effort volunteers put into cleaning up sites all around the city.